Adams

Resources & Energy, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rick Abshire (713) 881-3609

ADAMS RESOURCES ANNOUNCES DIVIDEND AND SECOND QUARTER 2016 EARNINGS

           

Houston (August 8, 2016)--Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT:AE) announced second quarter 2016 unaudited net earnings of $3,404,000 or $.81 per common share. Revenues for the quarter totaled $293,163,000. Current period net earnings compare to unaudited second quarter 2015 net earnings of $4,340,000 or $1.03 per common share.

Thomas S. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, attributed the 2016 earnings decline to reduced volumes and unit margins within the Company’s crude oil marketing business. The current commodity price for crude has suppressed drilling and production in the Company’s area of interest and competition has stiffened for the fewer barrels available.

A summary of operating results is as follows:

                       

 

Second Quarter

 

2016

2015

     

Operating Earnings (Expense)

   

Marketing.............................

    $      7,235,000

    $      9,842,000

......................................................  

               701,000

             1,169,000

Oilnd natural gas................................

              (397,000)

           (1,772,000)

Administrative expenses.......................

           (1,938,000)

           (2,318,000)

 

            5,601,000

             6,921,000

Interest   income, net.......................................

                 96,000

                  95,000

Equity   investment, net of tax..........................

              (136,000)

                           -

Income   tax (provision)...................................

           (2,157,000)

           (2,676,000)

     

Net   earnings...................................................

    $      3,404,000

    $      4,340,000


The Company’s Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $.22 (twenty-two cents) per common share, payable on September 19, 2016 to shareholders of record as of September 6, 2016.

The Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2016 will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2016 and will be available on the Company’s website at adamsresources.com.

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The information in this release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate. A number of factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated. Such factors include, among others, (a) general economic conditions and potential adverse world economic conditions, (b) fluctuations in hydrocarbon commodity prices and margins, (c) variations between commodity contract volumes and actual delivery volumes, (d) unanticipated environmental liabilities or regulatory changes, (e) counterparty credit default, (f) inability to obtain bank and/or trade credit support, (g) availability and cost of insurance, (h) changes in tax laws, (i) the availability and cost of capital, (j) results of current items of litigation, (k) uninsured items of litigation or losses, (l) uncertainty in reserve estimates and cash flows, (n) successful drilling activity and the ability to replace oil and gas reserves, (m) security issues related to drivers and terminal facilities, (o) demand for chemical based trucking operations, (p) financial soundness of customers and suppliers. These and other risks are described in the Company’s reports that are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

    

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED   STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(In   thousands,except per share data)

 
 

Six Months Ended

Three Months Ended

 

June 30,

June 30,

 

2016

2015

2016

2015

         

Revenues.........................................

   $     543,694

   $  1,156,131

  $    293,163

  $     600,558

   

                     

   

Costs, expenses   and other..............

        (535,815)

     (1,144,124)

    (287,602)

       (593,542)

Income tax (provision)......................

            (3,045)

            (4,570)

       (2,157)

           (2,676)

         

Net earnings.....................................

$           4,834

   $         7,437

  $     3,404

  $         4,340

         
         

Earnings   per common share:

       

   Basic and diluted net earnings

       

per   common share....................

$              1.15

   $           1.76

  $            .81

  $           1.03

         

Dividends per   common share..........

$                .44

   $             .44

  $           .22

  $             .22

UNAUDITED   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands)

 

June   30,

December 31,

 

2016

2015

     

ASSETS

   

Cash .........................................................

$        90,771

  $        91,877

Other current assets.....................................

           99,148

            84,660

Total current assets.....................................

         189,919

          176,537

     

Net property & equipment..............................................

           51,617

            59,715

Deposits and other assets.............................................

            9,990

              6,963

 

$       251,526

  $      243,215

     

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

   

Total current liabilities..................................

$         87,540

  $        80,197

Other long-term liabilities..............................

             8,498

            10,508

Shareholders’ equity.....................................

         155,488

          152,510

 

$       251,526

  $      243,215